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‘We’re all hurting’: culture and sports groups say they need added funds, emergency support extended

The government says it’s developing a new portal in ‘record time’ to help fund arts, culture, and sport organizations, while opposition MPs say a plan for the sector has been too slow.
‘Deep change is possible and it can happen fast,’ says the CEO of Ocean Wise Conservation Association, which helped push the Environment Minister among the most-lobbied in cabinet in the last two months.
New federal cash for transit projects could free up money for operating expenses, says CEO of Vancouver’s public transit authority Kevin Desmond.
Taiwan was the most frequent— and expensive—destination, totalling $90,000 and making up 40 per cent of all claimed travel.
The resilience of tiny Qatar in managing its economy, while stepping forward to help internationally, should make it an important global ally.
The reality show president is playing ringmaster to the exploitation of Black outrage in a pre-election chaos narrative only he could front.
Opinion|Erica Ifill
Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
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Consultations are ‘dragging on,’ say some who argue COVID-19 shouldn’t be used as an excuse for slow work and bad communication from the Liberals.
‘Dr. Lewis has surprised many by getting this far,’ says campaign manager Steve Outhouse. ‘We’re looking to continue to surprise people right up to the end.’
News|By Mike Lapointe
MPs, former Star journalists, and Torstar's soon-to-be new owners weigh in on the sale of Canada's largest daily newspaper, and what it says about progressive journalism in Canada.
Four hours to study $87-billion in government spending is inadequate, says Liberal MP John McKay, calling it ‘short-term gain for a long-term pain.’
News|By Beatrice Paez
'Breaking a Starbucks window is vandalism; getting tear gas in the face is violence. We must never confuse the two,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.
Plus, today marks the one-year anniversary since the MMIWG national inquiry released its final report, calling on the government to adopt sweeping reforms.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Liberal MP Lenore Zann calls for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting, and former opposition leader Michel Gauthier has died at 70.
News|By Neil Moss
'I think we do need to review the activities of the legislative association,' says Conservative MP and vice-chair Michael Cooper.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
With this most recent crash putting the Snowbirds back in the spotlight, and the COVID-19 crisis, it may be difficult for the government to justify the needed spending to replace the aging Tutor aircraft.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If George Floyd or all the other Black people who have been brutally killed have children, I would want the same for their kids—safe places and spaces to live free of the horrors their daily lives often resemble now.
Opinion|By Monique Smith
James Rajotte will have to quickly engage American stakeholders at a time when both countries are still grappling with an unprecedented public health crisis and social distancing guidelines are still in effect.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As it moves aggressively into the South China Sea, prepares to quash democracy in Hong Kong, and cow Taiwan into irrelevance, the continuing occupation of Tibet is a reminder of the hollowness of China’s claims.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Donald Trump, who has been enabling white racists throughout his tenure, appears almost thrilled at the chance to play the law-and-order card now.
News|By Palak Mangat
'We saw this during the last election, where members and their designated travellers were singled out, targeted, and exploited for partisan gain,' says Conservative Whip Mark Strahl.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shoots down U.S. President Donald Trump's push to invite Russia back as the eighth member of the G7, citing its annexation of Crimea.
If there is a crisis to be found in the earnings of Canada’s Big Six banks, it isn’t in how much their profits have been reduced, but rather how high they’ve remained in the face of a global health emergency.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier recently shook up her office, with a number of staff getting new titles, including Blue Knox taking on oversight of communications.
Opinion|By Chris Kilford
UN peacekeeping missions today are more akin to combat than anything else and can cause comparable casualties. That doesn’t mean we should never go, but putting on a blue beret has never been risk-free.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I hear you when you say you are anxious and angry, and you say this brings back painful experiences of racism that you’ve faced. I want you to know that I’m listening,' says the prime minister.
Opinion|By Andrew Griffith
Greater use of non-advertised staffing raises the potential risk of the 'who you know' factor playing a greater role in hiring and this analysis aims to assess this potential risk. 
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
How far ahead is this calamity? We probably have at least a decade or two. Will we end all our greenhouse gas emissions in that time? Probably not. 'Cutting' our emissions isn’t enough.

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